With one week remaining before the NFL Draft, the anonymous slander has reached an all-time fever pitch.
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel passed along comments from an NFL personnel executive, who compared Winston to former NFL quarterback JaMarcus Russell.
Yes JaMarcus Russell:
“Lack of focus by JaMarcus is what I see in Winston,” the personnel man said. “They’re physically talented, but during the course of a game they kind of lose their focus and just put the ball up for grabs.
“I see the body. I see the lack of focus. I see the same coach and system. Only Winston’s not as good an athlete and his arm isn’t as strong as JaMarcus’.”
Russell was done with football after three seasons, a 7-18 record and a passer rating of 65.2.
“We’re looking at another guy (Winston) that’s a product of the system and has tremendous athletes around him,” another personnel man said. “Oh, my goodness.
“Is this guy really going to be the first pick of the draft? You’d be drafting a quarterback that can’t run, has off-field problems, has no power in his legs and makes bad decisions on the field.
“Somebody’s going to make a horrible mistake.”
Last time I checked, JaMarcus Russell didn’t win a Heisman Trophy, nor did he win a National Championship. It’s Lazy scouting, with the two men having nothing in common but their bellies at best.